Four privately held biotech firms across the U.S. announced Oct. 16 that they had merged under Los Osos name Discovery Life Sciences. The deal was facilitated through an investment by Chicago-based Water Street Healthcare Partners. The merger included the Central Coast firm, Conversant Bio, Folio Bio and Phylogeny, which have operations in Columbus, Ohio and Read More →
Regional grocer Haggen filed a lawsuit against Albertsons that seeks $1 billion in damages, the company announced Sept. 1. Haggen, the chain based in Bellingham, Wash., that recently expanded into the Tri-Counties, alleged that Idaho-based Albertsons hamstrung its expansion by using confidential scheduling information to sabotage grand openings through aggressive marketing campaigns, misleading the company Read More →
Four Haggen grocery stores are closing in the Tri-Counties, the company announced Aug. 14. Two stores in Simi Valley, one in Newbury Park and another in Los Osos will close in 60 days. The stores will continue to operate in the meantime, according to the news release. “Haggen’s goal going forward is to ensure a Read More →
Belying its modest beginnings in the couple’s kitchen, Elemental Herbs now has distributors in 35 states and nearly 1,500 retail accounts.